Rotterdam events are, in one word, surprising – cool locations, bold programming and endless talent. I once saw an Opera Days performance at the most random location; an old church in Overschie. Motel Mozaïque is another great festival for which you buy a ticket without really knowing why. In the field of art, you cannot ignore Art Rotterdam; a large, renowned art fair held in various locations throughout the city, with a national portfolio. Object, on the other hand, focuses more on the up-and-coming talent in the art and design scene and takes place in one beautiful, iconic location, such as the HAKA building in West.